FREE loan of Paulson clay and Bud Jones plastic samples, especially for new chippers! See inside for rules....

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Chips are coming my way on Monday! 3000 miles from Seattle Washington to Albany NY!!!

SOOOO looking forward to checking these out! I have about 8 samples from Apache Poker inbound too! Chris M. has me stressing and ensuring I get the right sets for me, so here we go!!

How long will I have with the traveling set?
 

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Very new chipper here! The only Paulsons I have are 10+ year old chips from Vegas casinos! I would like to be added to the list; thanks!
 

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Hey, im located in Mississauga Ontario (Canada) and id definitely be interested in this.. I already ship Pokémon cards so I won't have an issue sending the chips back to you. Is this still available?
 

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I believe that both US sample sets and the Canadian sample sets are available to be forwarded to anyone who is interested in signing up for them. Newer members, here is your chance to get some samples of the various chips that get yammered about on PCF most hours of the day.
 

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You can take me off the list. I now have most of these chips (or similar). I really appreciate you doing this for the newbies.
 

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Hello, everyone!

There have been many, many new forum members joining in the last few weeks and months. Almost all of them are new to chips beyond the dice variety or other metal-slugged plastics, and who among us doesn't remember being there? The advice, which surely should be enshrined as official PCF mantra, has been "get samples". And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities for them and everyone else to get all sorts of lower end plastics, China Clays, ceramics, and CPC. But there has been a bit of a dearth when it comes to Paulsons and other "higher end" chips, as they can be rarer, expensive, or unavailable.

Well, no longer. I have dug into my own little collection of chips to offer a variety of chips in enough quantities that a new interested chipper can physically handle and compare these chips to other sample they may already have gotten. There will be two sets available. Take a look at this picture showing what will be included in the sample set:

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5x Excellent condition Paulson THC Red (hotstamped MB)
5x Excellent condition Cristy & Jones THC unspecified green (hotstamped PAN)
5x Good condition Paulson THC Chocolate (hotstamped Roulette 1)
5x Fair condition Paulson THC Gold (hotstamped B)
5x Excellent condition Paulson RHC Circus Circus $1 (not the latest iteration)
5x Near Mint condition Paulson Boyd house mold Orleans $1 (Metallic Silver base)
5x Excellent condition Bud Jones S2 Big Easy Casino $1
5x Near Mint condition Bud Jones S2 Big Easy Casino $5
total 40 chips each Sample Set


THE RULES

If you want to receive one of these two sample selections, please post your interest here, NOT by PM. I will wait a few days and sort through the interest posts, and divide them into two groups. If there's a significant Canadian interest, one set will preferentially make the rounds in Canada first. Otherwise, both sets may go wherever they may.
I will mail out the two sets to the first forum member on each list, totally at my cost. Each member, in turn, is responsible for forwarding the set to the next member on his/her list. The package will be small enough to fit into a SFRB in the US, or an Extra Small Canada Post package in Canada, with a little extra room for padding. I would ask that care be taken in re-shipping, trying to use the same care in packaging that you received. The forwarding cost shall be borne by the sender. No addresses should be posted in this thread - that information should be done by separate PMs, from shipper to receiver, in order.

Technically speaking, anybody would quality to receive these chips, regardless of PCF join date, or number of posts, or anything else. However, I will give priority to those who have joined more recently, or those who have fewer total messages, or both. If you are an experienced chipper, you probably won't need to evaluate these, but I won't exclude you.

In order to keep these sets circulating, I would request that each person, in turn, keeps the chips for their evaluation no more than 10-14 days, and post in the thread when you have forwarded the set. I will update the listing from the information provided to let everyone know where the sets should be. If the lists start to get too long, I will post a new thread with updated information and close off the old thread to keep things navigable.

Please treat the chips with care. You may handle, lightly shuffle, inspect, stack, balance, and even smell them if you wish. Please try to keep them clean. Do not scratch, bite, or kick them. Do not mill them. Do not try to peel off any of the inlays. Do not try to test their durability by subjecting them to high impact, corrosion, or other physical stress tests (you can try a psychological stress test, but that would be much more telling about you than about the chips). Do not bring them into contact with dice chips.

If we reach the end of the list, then the last person should be prepared to return the package to me, to my Canadian address. It doesn't have to be by Priority mail, but it also shouldn't take 30 days to get here, either.

If someone has the chips and decides to go totally incommunicado, or figures they just want these chips for free and steal from me, then you will receive NEGATIVE feedback and all the black karma that should surely descend upon your black soul. And if you decide to see it from the cynical perspective that I'm only providing these chips to other people so I can eventually sell them stuff, I say 1) that's not true, and 2) so what? isn't that precisely what "get samples" means?

Feel free to ask questions, and post interest in the thread.
Tell me whenever these are maybe available.
 

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There's a small waitlist for the US sample set. Unfortunately, one member who has a set is not responding to my messages and has been away from the forum for over a month. If anybody is friends with/in contact with @EricMichael please let me know. The other sample set is moving its way down the list.

The Canadian sample set is available.
 

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Hello, everyone!

There have been many, many new forum members joining in the last few weeks and months. Almost all of them are new to chips beyond the dice variety or other metal-slugged plastics, and who among us doesn't remember being there? The advice, which surely should be enshrined as official PCF mantra, has been "get samples". And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities for them and everyone else to get all sorts of lower end plastics, China Clays, ceramics, and CPC. But there has been a bit of a dearth when it comes to Paulsons and other "higher end" chips, as they can be rarer, expensive, or unavailable.

Well, no longer. I have dug into my own little collection of chips to offer a variety of chips in enough quantities that a new interested chipper can physically handle and compare these chips to other sample they may already have gotten. There will be two sets available. Take a look at this picture showing what will be included in the sample set:

View attachment 404586

5x Excellent condition Paulson THC Red (hotstamped MB)
5x Excellent condition Cristy & Jones THC unspecified green (hotstamped PAN)
5x Good condition Paulson THC Chocolate (hotstamped Roulette 1)
5x Fair condition Paulson THC Gold (hotstamped B)
5x Excellent condition Paulson RHC Circus Circus $1 (not the latest iteration)
5x Near Mint condition Paulson Boyd house mold Orleans $1 (Metallic Silver base)
5x Excellent condition Bud Jones S2 Big Easy Casino $1
5x Near Mint condition Bud Jones S2 Big Easy Casino $5
total 40 chips each Sample Set


THE RULES

If you want to receive one of these two sample selections, please post your interest here, NOT by PM. I will wait a few days and sort through the interest posts, and divide them into two groups. If there's a significant Canadian interest, one set will preferentially make the rounds in Canada first. Otherwise, both sets may go wherever they may.
I will mail out the two sets to the first forum member on each list, totally at my cost. Each member, in turn, is responsible for forwarding the set to the next member on his/her list. The package will be small enough to fit into a SFRB in the US, or an Extra Small Canada Post package in Canada, with a little extra room for padding. I would ask that care be taken in re-shipping, trying to use the same care in packaging that you received. The forwarding cost shall be borne by the sender. No addresses should be posted in this thread - that information should be done by separate PMs, from shipper to receiver, in order.

Technically speaking, anybody would quality to receive these chips, regardless of PCF join date, or number of posts, or anything else. However, I will give priority to those who have joined more recently, or those who have fewer total messages, or both. If you are an experienced chipper, you probably won't need to evaluate these, but I won't exclude you.

In order to keep these sets circulating, I would request that each person, in turn, keeps the chips for their evaluation no more than 10-14 days, and post in the thread when you have forwarded the set. I will update the listing from the information provided to let everyone know where the sets should be. If the lists start to get too long, I will post a new thread with updated information and close off the old thread to keep things navigable.

Please treat the chips with care. You may handle, lightly shuffle, inspect, stack, balance, and even smell them if you wish. Please try to keep them clean. Do not scratch, bite, or kick them. Do not mill them. Do not try to peel off any of the inlays. Do not try to test their durability by subjecting them to high impact, corrosion, or other physical stress tests (you can try a psychological stress test, but that would be much more telling about you than about the chips). Do not bring them into contact with dice chips.

If we reach the end of the list, then the last person should be prepared to return the package to me, to my Canadian address. It doesn't have to be by Priority mail, but it also shouldn't take 30 days to get here, either.

If someone has the chips and decides to go totally incommunicado, or figures they just want these chips for free and steal from me, then you will receive NEGATIVE feedback and all the black karma that should surely descend upon your black soul. And if you decide to see it from the cynical perspective that I'm only providing these chips to other people so I can eventually sell them stuff, I say 1) that's not true, and 2) so what? isn't that precisely what "get samples" means?

Feel free to ask questions, and post interest in the thread.
Have you ever heard of Icon poker chips? Also I've been milling around the web for Plaques they seem pretty scarce stateside (acrylic layered, not ceramic). Also I've never had any CPC formerly ASM chips in my possession. If you could post opinions or direct me where to find something like that. I hope this isn't a hijack, truth is the chips you have I'm already familiar with.
 

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Have you ever heard of Icon poker chips? Also I've been milling around the web for Plaques they seem pretty scarce stateside (acrylic layered, not ceramic). Also I've never had any CPC formerly ASM chips in my possession. If you could post opinions or direct me where to find something like that. I hope this isn't a hijack, truth is the chips you have I'm already familiar with.

Yes, I believe the Icon chips are a brand owned by TCS Huxley of UK. Unfortunately, I have never had the opportunity to own or evaluate these chips, nor do I have any that are part of these sample sets.. I believe that the Kash chips from Mexico were Icon, but I'm not entirely certain.
 

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Hello all, newbie on this forum. Is this offer only available to people on the US and Canada? I would like to get in on this but I live in Ireland. Are these chips being spent overseas at all? Thanks.
 

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Hello all, newbie on this forum. Is this offer only available to people on the US and Canada? I would like to get in on this but I live in Ireland. Are these chips being spent overseas at all? Thanks.

I'm sorry, friend, but these sets are only for US and Canada. International is both slow, expensive, and recently frighteningly inefficient.
 
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